Massachusetts health officials remind people to bring a mask when attending Thanksgiving gatherings

WNYT Staff
Created: November 25, 2020 07:34 AM

Massachusetts health officials are encouraging people to follow some housekeeping rules to stop the spread of the coronavirus this Thanksgiving.

If you plan to attend a traditional Thanksgiving get-together, health officials say masks should come with you.

NewsChannel 13’s NBC affiliate in Springfield spoke with people in Northampton about their Thanksgiving plans.

“I’m absolutely going to wear a mask. Thanksgiving is a time we tend to get together with our elderly people and knowing they are at much more of a threat and it is much more dangerous for an elderly person to contract this virus. I think it’s taking a high risk to expose them to younger family members who could be asymptomatic,” Robert Noble said.

The CDC says if you are considering being tested consider the timeline. You could test negative if the sample was collected early in your infection and test positive later during the illness. You could also be exposed to COVID-19 after the test and are infected then.

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